A live teleconference August 27, 2016 organized by Jim Fetzer and Stephen Francis featuring Francis A. Boyle, Kevin MacDonald, Preston James, Darrell Hamamoto, Sterling Harwood, Lauren Moret, Nick Kollerstrom
Update 1:20PM ET 8/27: The Google forum exhibited some technical problems for participants so presentations will be recorded separately and uploaded to the Gary King YouTube Channel.
Should faculty be restrained from or even punished for investigating complex and controversial events of enormous political significance?
Each speaker’s presentation will be 45-50 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for Q&A after each session, with general discussion at the conclusion at 8:00PM CT.
ACADEMIC FREEDOM II: Are there limits to inquiry?
9:00 AM-10:AM/CT: Stephen Francis proposed the first Academic Freedom Conference on 26 April 2014, held on the campus of the University of Illinois-UC, where he earned a degree in sociology. He promotes the exercise of critical thinking and unconventional thought.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
10:00 AM-11:00 AM/CT: Francis A. Boyle, Ph.D., noted Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, earned his A.B. in Political Science from Chicago, J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.M. and Ph.D. in political Science from Harvard University.
11:00 AM to Noon/CT: “9/11 in the Academic Community”
Noon-1:00 PM/CT: Nick Kollerstrom, Ph.D., an historian of science and the leading expert on the 7/7 London bombings, had his appointment at University College London terminated for undertaking scientific research on World War II that undermines widely-accepted accounts.
WITHIN THE ACADEMY
1:00-2:00 PM/CT: Leuren Moret earned her B.S. in geology at U.C. Davis and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Berkeley. She completed all but her dissertation for a PhD in geosciences at Davis. She has conducted scientific research in 42 countries.
2:00-3:00 PM/CT: Darrell Hamamoto, Ph.D., Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis, has published extensively on the representation of Asian Americans in films and on TV, especially in relation to political issues and freedom of expression.
3:00-4:00 PM/CT: Kevin McDonald, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Cal State-Long Beach (retired), has 8 books on evolutionary theory and has focused on group selection and the significance of different strategies of adaptation and on social and personality development.
SOME SPECIAL CASES
4:00-5:00 PM/CT: “False Flags: From 9/11 to Sandy Hook and Beyond”
5:00-6:00 PM/CT: Sterling Harwood, J.D., Ph.D., professor of philosophy and attorney-at-law, has published on the moon landing hoax, Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing, including exposing the role of Snopes.com in misleading the public regarding those events.
6:00-7:00 PM/CT: Preston James, Ph.D., a social psychologist from a Big Ten University, will address the importance of academic research in an era dominated by propaganda from the mass media, where academicians are failing to expose state-sponsored terrorism.
7:00-8:00 PM/CT: Jim Fetzer, Ph.D., a philosopher of science, has edited a series of books that investigate the moon landing hoax, the atrocities of 9/11, the death of Sen. Paul Wellstone, the FEMA drill at Sandy Hook, the fakery in Boston, and other major state deceptions.
8:00- . . . . : General Discussion including questions from the audience
Those who would like to view the conference LIVE, should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating desire to join. You will receive in response a multiple digit code. On 27 August 2016,they should go to Zoom.us and click on the ‘Join a Meeting’ button at the top/right side of the page. Enter the code received. If you have questions, call Stephen Francis at (217) 377-2131.